We intuitively know when an argument sounds wrong or tricky. Philosophers have for centuries labelled and classified these errors in argument. Embarrassingly, I have only learned many of these names for fallacies since I started blogging. But heck, it is never too late to learn. Knowing these convenient names for fallacies can save us from long-winded explanations as we try to see through our own manipulative, tricky, deceptive arguments (and those of others).
This is an index post where I will slowly list my writings on fallacies. The above taxonomy for fallacies is from my favorite source: http://www.fallacyfiles.org . I will use it (and may change it) to illustrate future posts. If you have other resources for fallacy education or suggestions, please let me know in the comments.
- Ambiguity: Reification Fallacy
- (more coming)
- The Fallacy Files: The taxonomy here has helped greatly
- Less Wrong: I only wish I read more of this site. Great training
- List of Fallacies (wiki)